The Environmental Imagination: Technics and Poetics of the Architectural Environment (Paperback)
  • The Environmental Imagination: Technics and Poetics of the Architectural Environment (Paperback)
zoom

The Environmental Imagination: Technics and Poetics of the Architectural Environment (Paperback)

(author)
£34.99
Paperback 282 Pages / Published: 29/11/2019
  • In stock
  • Free UK delivery

UK delivery within 5 days

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect

The Environmental Imagination explores the relationship between tectonics and poetics in environmental design in architecture. Working thematically and chronologically from the eighteenth century to the present day, this book redefines the historiography of environmental design by looking beyond conventional histories to argue that the environments within buildings are a collaboration between poetic intentions and technical means.

In a sequence of essays, the book traces a line through works by leading architects of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries that illustrate the impact of new technologies on the conception and realisation of environments in buildings. In this, a consideration of the qualitative dimension of environment is added to the primarily technological narratives of other accounts. In this second edition, the book has been substantially rewritten and restructured to include further research conducted in the decade since the first edition. A number of important buildings have been revisited, in order to extend the descriptions of their environments, and studies have been made of a number of newly studied, significant buildings. A completely new essay offers an environmental interpretation of Luis Barragan's magical own house in Mexico City and the earlier studies of buildings by Peter Zumthor have been gathered into a single, extended essay that includes a body of new research. On the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Reyner Banham's, The Architecture of the Well-tempered Environment, the book concludes with a critical tribute to that seminal text.

The Environmental Imagination will appeal to academics and practitioners with interests in the history, theory and technology of architecture.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9781138628984
Number of pages: 282
Weight: 876 g
Dimensions: 246 x 189 mm
Edition: 2nd edition


MEDIA REVIEWS

"Hawkes's core messages are ones that have been stimulated by imagination emanating from each of the architects' teams involved, and reciprocally have the potency to jog the inspiration of all those who perceive, look, read and comprehend such buildings, whether at first-hand or through the content of this important book."

Colin Porteous, Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow School of Art, UK

Excerpt from Buildings and Cities journal: https://www.buildingsandcities.org/insights/reviews/environmental-imagination.html

You may also be interested in...

Salt
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Walden
Added to basket
£12.99
Hardback
Small Is Beautiful
Added to basket
The Sixth Extinction
Added to basket
This Changes Everything
Added to basket
What Nature Does For Britain
Added to basket
Silent Spring
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Green Philosophy
Added to basket
£13.99
Paperback
Happy City
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Peatbogs, Plague and Potatoes
Added to basket
The Highland Clearances
Added to basket
My First Summer In The Sierra
Added to basket
Feral
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Revenge of Gaia
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.